Best Structural Engineering Courses

Find the best online Structural Engineering Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings. We also have a separate page listing only the Free Structural Engineering Courses.

Mathematics for Engineering

Applied Mathematics for Beginners

Created by Jung-Chang Liou - Design Engineer

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Students: 20425, Price: Free

Students: 20425, Price:  Free

Mathematics for Engineering is designed for students with little math backgrounds to learn Applied Mathematics in the most simple and effective way. The aim of this course is to provide students with the knowledge of not only mathematical theories but also their real world applications so students understand how and when to use them.

This course is divided into 3 sections. Section 1 (the first 4 lectures) covers the most fundamental math that anyone should learn. Here you will learn about different number types, power, square root, logarithm, sine and cosine functions as well as solving different types of equations. At the end of section 1 you should have a better understanding of functions and equations. Section 2 (Lecture 5 to Lecture 9) introduces you to the world of calculus. Here you will learn the fundamental definition of integration and differentiation. You will also learn the most commonly-used rules and properties through simple examples. Section 3 (Lecture 10 & 11) covers complex number and sequence & series. In these two lectures you will learn their practical use, complex number arithmetic, graphical representations and how to evaluate a series.

At the end of this course, you should have a good understanding of all the topics covered in this course and be able to use them in the real world application. 

Rail Vehicle Engineering 101

Learn the basics of rail vehicle engineering, for a career in rail or as a hobbyist.

Created by Raphael Pfaff - Professor of Rail Vehicle Engineering

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Students: 9133, Price: Free

Students: 9133, Price:  Free

The rail industry is thriving worldwide and offers plenty of interesting jobs. The design and manufacturing of rail vehicles is different from other engineering tasks in several aspects. This course will introduce you to the most important differences in order to prepare you for a potential career in rail.

Learn the basics of rail vehicle engineering to work in sustainable transportation:

  • Learn to classify rail vehicles according to operation or vehicle type
  • Get to know the main differences between road and rail transport
  • Identify structural elements of rail vehicles and their requirements
  • Understand longitudinal and lateral dynamics of rail vehicles, including hunting movement and wheel rail contact
  • Find out how rail vehicles are manufactured

This course will help you find out why rail vehicles are designed as they are and how this links to operational requirements.

The course was developed based on introductory lectures held at Aachen university of applied sciences as part of the course on economics and technology of railways (in German). It provides you with a primer that helps you to acquire jobs in the booming and future oriented railway industry.

While there are several textbooks on the subject, I don't know of any online course to give you quick access. Even if you wish to use a textbook, this course will help you to enter the subject.

Crash Course on ETABS: No Experience Required

Best course to become familiar with ETABS.

Created by Gokul Saud - Civil Engineer and Structural Designer

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Students: 5568, Price: Free

Students: 5568, Price:  Free

Hello Friends.

Welcome to the course on Learn Basics Of ETABS: No Experience Required.

This course has been prepared assuming that the students who enroll in this course are completely new to this software. The main purpose of this course is to make the students familiar with the ETABS so that they can easily take the higher level courses without having confusions. Basic level of knowledge is given in this course as this course is  for complete beginners. 

Fundamentals of Structural Analysis

Get to grips with civil engineering structural analysis once and for all

Created by Dr Seán Carroll - BEng (Hons), MSc, PhD, CEng MIEI, FHEA

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Students: 5094, Price: $109.99

Students: 5094, Price:  Paid

In this course we'll cover fundamental concepts and methods in static structural analysis. Starting with the very basics, we explore forces, moments and how to use the principle of static equilibrium. Then we move on to look at pin-jointed structures or trusses; what are they and how do we analyse them? We'll cover the joint resolution method and method of sections in detail. Worked examples are used extensively to demonstrate the practical application of theory.   

This course has been designed to cover the key topics that students first encounter when studying structural mechanics. Based on my experience teaching engineering undergraduates, the course focuses on those areas students find particularly tricky when starting out.

I've also emphasises the link between theory and practice and we explore how our models of structural behaviour map onto the real world. A good civil or structural engineer knows the limits of their model. So in this course we're really going to emphasise this distinction between model prediction and real world structural behaviour.

The course includes video lectures which combine screencast voice over with traditional style lectures. The emphasis is on worked examples with students encouraged to try questions before the detailed solution is presented. The teaching philosophy is 'learn by doing!'

This course is suitable for engineering students who find their mechanics/structures lectures confusing and feel a little lost when it comes to structural analysis. Students wishing to get a head start before starting their degree programme or more advanced engineering students who need a refresher would also benefit from taking this course. Construction industry professionals such as surveyors, architects etc. would also benefit from understanding the materials covered in this course.

ETABS Advanced Course Modeling&Design of19 stories Buildings

Civil Engineering: Advanced ETABS Course, This course Contains detailed example of 19 Story Building

Created by Engineer Adam - Structural engineering

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Students: 4412, Price: Free

Students: 4412, Price:  Free

Most Present day Design is carried out using computer program. This course offers a lucid presentation of the most famous program of high rise building (Etabs 2016 ).

This course Contains detailed example of 19 Story Building and detailed explanation for the most important utility of the program.I used the step by step instruction guide through the development of ETABS model. Also, in this course, we will discuss the Static and the dynamic analysis Methods And the essential checks according to the ACI Code and the UBC 97 code.

SkyCiv Structural Engineering for Students: Structural Steel

Expand your structural analysis, modeling, and design knowledge using intuitive software on the cloud

Created by SkyCiv Engineering - Cloud Structural Engineering Software

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Students: 2470, Price: Free

Students: 2470, Price:  Free

SkyCiv Structural Engineering for Students: Structural Steel will either re-enforce topics you have learned in class or help you grasp new ones that aren't covered. One of the main goals of the course is to use real examples to help you bridge the gap from college coursework to the industry, as well as expose you to topics that aren't usually covered in undergraduate curriculum. If you have never been used structural engineering software, this course will give you a great idea of the ideal workflows used in practice through the use of the SkyCiv platform.

If you want to work alongside the examples in this course as well as the other courses, you can complete the majority of tasks with a SkyCiv Student Account, which you can sign up for directly from the SkyCiv website.

The main component of this course includes walking through the 3D modeling, loading, and analysis of a 3 dimensional warehouse structure, all with the SkyCiv software suite. At the end of the analysis phase of the project, there will be a “What’s Next?” section of lectures that will go through and expose you to steel connection design in accordance with AISC 360 using the Connection Design module. The features used in those lectures are not available with a SkyCiv Student account.

To continue building your structural engineering knowledge in SkyCiv, make sure to check out other FREE courses in this series:

  • SkyCiv Structural Engineering for Students

  • SkyCiv Structural Engineering for Students: Reinforced Concrete

Join us in learning how to use the SkyCiv platform to enhance and expand your current structural engineering knowledge! 

Mastering Shear Force and Bending Moment Diagrams

Civil Engineering Essentials - Your complete roadmap to mastering these structural analysis skills

Created by Dr Seán Carroll - BEng (Hons), MSc, PhD, CEng MIEI, FHEA

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Students: 2119, Price: $124.99

Students: 2119, Price:  Paid

Each lecture is developed and delivered with the benefit of my experience as a university lecturer in structural engineering. The teaching style appeals to all types of learners with material developed through hand-drawn notes and sketches. Students are encouraged to engage with each lecture by actively developing their own notes during each video lecture…no ‘death by PowerPoint’ here! We'll focus on pinning down the basics before diving into worked examples. 

If you follow all lectures and attempt all of the worked examples, by the end of the course you will have an excellent grasp of this essential civil engineering skill! 

Section 1: Reviewing the basics

Before we get into the detail of shear force and bending moment diagrams, first we need to do a little housekeeping. We'll clarify a few assumptions that apply to our analyses and make sure you can determine support reactions for statically determinate structures.

Section 2: Understanding internal bending moments

In this section we start laying the foundation for your understanding of bending moments. We kick things off by considering how the bending moment relates to the state of stress within the structure - we're trying to answer the question 'what is the bending moment telling us about the state of stress within the structure?'.

Then we'll see how the principle of equilibrium allows us to determine the internal bending moment at any point within the structure. This will prepare us nicely to start thinking about how the bending moment changes along the structure.

We'll wrap this section up with some worked examples to make sure you understand everything we have discussed in the section.

Section 3: Understanding internal shear forces

Everything we've done for bending moments we're going to now do for shear forces:

  • relating shear stress to shear force

  • cutting the structure to reveal the internal shear force

  • introducing a sign convention

As always we'll confirm you understand everything by completing some worked examples.

Section 4: Differential relationships between loading, shear force and bending moment

In this section we take our understanding to the next level. We're going to establish the relationships (and rules) that allow us to systematically build bending moment and shear force diagrams - 100% accurately every time. By the time you complete this section, you will understand how these diagrams can be developed in a systematic way, ensuring success every time.

Section 5 & 6: Bringing it all together - Worked Examples

In these final two sections we reinforce everything you have learning so far. Remember, structural analysis, like any other skill only improves through practice. By putting everything you have learning over the previous 4 sections into action here, you're ensuring the skills are embedded.

We will start on familiar ground in section 5 by considering beam structures. In section 6 we'll map what you have learned onto frame structures - greatly expanding the applicability of the tools and techniques you have developed in this course!

At this point you can confidently analyse any statically determinate structure you're likely to come across in your civil engineering studies or career. Next step...statically indeterminate structures!

Bridge for Beginners

Start Your Journey Towards Becoming a Bridge Expert

Created by Rohit Musale, CFA - Investor | Trader | Podcaster | Trainer | Author

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Students: 2072, Price: Free

Students: 2072, Price:  Free

Bridge is a Card Game and a Sport, and the World Bridge Federation is recognised by the International Olympic Committee.

This course is for you if you resonate with anyone of the following : 

  1. I have always wanted to learn to play bridge

  2. I am an absolute beginner at bridge. I have no idea what this is all about

  3. I have always wanted to learn to play bridge but I feel too overwhelmed with the rules

  4. When I watch people playing bridge, I have no clue what's going on. I want to learn.

  5. I want to learn and start participating in bridge tournaments

  6. I want to develop a new hobby

  7. I want to develop my analytical skills via playing bridge

  8. I am curious to learn bridge

  9. I want to become a professional bridge player

  10. I am willing to invest the time required to properly learn how to play bridge

  11. I want to eventually become a bridge expert even though I am just starting out

This course is produced, directed and verified for its accuracy by a National Level Bridge Tournament Player. Please check out the Preview Introduction Video to Learn More.

Standard Disclaimer : The content in this course is purely for educational purposes. We are not associated with any organisation. The content is based on our own personal expertise & years of experience on this topic.

SkyCiv Structural Engineering for Students: Reinf. Concrete

Expand your structural analysis, modeling, and design knowledge using intuitive software on the cloud

Created by SkyCiv Engineering - Cloud Structural Engineering Software

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Students: 1913, Price: Free

Students: 1913, Price:  Free

SkyCiv Structural Engineering for Students: Reinforced Concrete will either re-enforce topics you have learned in class or help you grasp new ones that aren't covered. One of the main goals of the course is to use real examples to help you bridge the gap from college coursework to the industry, as well as expose you to topics that aren't usually covered in undergraduate curriculum. If you have never been used structural engineering software, this course will give you a great idea of the ideal workflows used in practice through the use of the SkyCiv platform.

If you want to work alongside the examples in this course as well as the other courses, you can complete the majority of tasks with a SkyCiv Student Account, which you can sign up for directly from the SkyCiv website.

The main component of this course includes walking through the modeling, loading, and analysis of a 2 dimensional concrete moment frame, all with the SkyCiv software suite. At the end of the analysis phase of the project, there is a “What’s Next” section of lectures that will go through and expose you to concrete member and isolated footing design in accordance with ACI 318-14.The features used in those lectures are not available with a SkyCiv Student account.

Join us in learning how to use the SkyCiv platform to enhance and expand your current structural engineering knowledge! Make sure to check out the other SkyCiv courses if you found this interesting.

Begineers ETABS for Civil Engineers with Practical Approach

Basic Course to Understand the ETABS & Basic of Structural Engineering

Created by AKSHAY K - Civil Engineer l Structural Engineer l Academician

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Students: 1253, Price: Free

Students: 1253, Price:  Free

ETABS-Extended 3D analysis of Building Systems”, is a product of Computers and Structures Inc. It is an engineering software that is used in construction. It has highly efficient structure analysis and design programs developed for catering to multi-story building systems. It is loaded with an integrated system consisting of modeling tools and templates, code-based load prescriptions, analysis methods, and solution techniques. It can handle the largest and most complex building models and associated configurations. ETABS software is embedded with CAD-like drawing tools with an object-based interface and grid representation.

  1. ETABS software has the following implications in the construction, designing, and modeling industry:

    1. It is a software used in construction. It analyses and assesses seismic performance and checks the load-bearing capacity of building structures.

    2. Using this software, you can view and manipulate the analytical model with great accuracy. Plans and elevation views are auto-generated at every grid line.

    3. ETABS software is used for the analysis of concrete shear walls and concrete moment frames. It is highly acclaimed for static and dynamic analysis of multi-story frame and shear wall buildings.

    4. It is the most popular civil designing tools used in the building industry and increases the productivity of structural engineers. It also prevents the investment of unnecessary time and money in general-purpose programs.

    5. The input, output and numerical solution techniques of ETABS are particularly designed to take an upper hand of the unique physical and numerical characteristics associated with building type structures. As a result, this analysis and design tool accelerates data preparation, output interpretation, and overall execution.

Programming for Structural Engineers (Part 1 – The Basics)

Go from zero programming experience to creating and solving structural models with Python and JavaScript!

Created by SkyCiv Engineering - Cloud Structural Engineering Software

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Students: 1155, Price: Free

Students: 1155, Price:  Free

Welcome to SkyCiv's Introduction to Programming, for Structural Engineers. We're going to be teaching the basics and more advanced skills you need, to solve real-life structural engineering problems using code. This course is perfect for students, or practicing engineers interested in upskilling or automating workflows using code or API technology. The course is made of three sections. This course contains the first part, while sections second and third parts can be found in a separate course.

  • The first part covers the basics of programming, including; variables, arrays, loops, functions, and other tools of programming, all through the lens of a real structural engineering problem.

  • The second part will look at more advanced concepts like setting up your Python and Javascript environments, sending and receiving HTTP requests and JSON objects.

  • Finally, we'll put all this together and look at advanced functionality via the SkyCiv Structural Analysis and Design API.

From these courses, you'll learn:

  • Basic programming training, using the Python and Javascript languages

  • How to set up a coding environment, with industry-leading software and tools

  • What an API is and how to connect to them

You'll also receive:

  • 30 days of free access to the SkyCiv API

  • LinkedIn Endorsements for related skills from the instructors and the CEO of SkyCiv

  • A real solution you can use for your Portfolio

This course will equip you with the skills you need to combine programming and structural engineering. Programming is becoming an essential skill in our industry, so if you have an interest in programming - you can really set yourself apart. Increase your value to companies and the industry by learning this essential skill.

Fundamentals of Structural Analysis: For Complete Beginners

Learn structural analysis/ statics of civil engineering structures : Truss, Beam and Frame with practical examples.

Created by Gokul Saud - Civil Engineer and Structural Designer

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Students: 983, Price: $34.99

Students: 983, Price:  Paid

It gives me immense pleasure to present you this course Basics of Structural Analysis/Statics: For Complete Beginners. My interest in engineering developed only after I came across this subject when I was doing my engineering.  I have developed few other courses that are helpful for civil engineering graduates. As an instructor, I had always wanted to teach this course and share my knowledge on it with students out there.

Basics of Structural Analysis: For Complete Beginners gives you insight into the fundamentals of structural analysis and how it works. This course is mainly focused on the analysis of truss, beams, and frames.

  1. Basic Introduction and Explanation of basic terms

    As the title says, this course is for the absolute beginners and it doesn't require you to have any kind of knowledge on mechanics of materials or structural analysis. So, I have taken some time to explain certain topics that will be helpful in understanding the core chapters in a good way and conceptually.

  2. Analysis of Truss

    These chapters focus on analysis of truss using the method of joints and method of sections. There are a lot of solved problems that will help you to understand this topic in a very good manner.

  3. Analysis of Beam

    After completing the analysis of the truss, we will move forward to learn the analysis of the beam. We will learn how to find the external as well as the internal reaction forces and also draw shear force diagrams and bending moment diagrams which is an important part of the analysis of beam.

  4. Analysis of Frame

    By the time you will complete the analysis of the beam, you will have good knowledge of drawing shear force and bending moment diagrams. It will help you to understand this topic as well. Varieties of problems have been provided that will help you to comprehend this topic.

I have tried my best to relate the theories to the practical world. I have explained where the concepts explained in the videos will be helpful to you in your professional life. I hope you like this course.

Industrial Engineering

This course will teach you basic concept of Industrial Engineering and how to apply Flexsim software for simulation

Created by Rahul Rakhade - Assistant Professor

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Students: 966, Price: Free

Students: 966, Price:  Free

Industrial Engineering had its roots in the industrial revolution around 1750. It was nourished by many scientists to recent developments. It is an important to subject in the development of industrial sectors in relation to the constraint of available sources and energy. It is also an important tool for management and managerial skills in industries. Industrial engineering is a type of engineering. It is one of the fastest growing areas of engineering. It looks at what makes organizations work best. An industrial engineer tries to find the right combination of human and natural resources, technology, equipment, information and finance to do the work best. Industrial engineering is important to finding the answers to many important problems in manufacturing, distribution of goods and services, health care, utilities, transportation, entertainment, and the environment. Industrial engineers design and change how things are done to increase quality, safety and productivity. You will be hearing this a lot. IEs are in virtually every industry vertical today. Manufacturing, technology, hardware, retail, healthcare – you name it and there is a high possibility of industrial engineering jobs.Many universities offer business classes parallel to IE coursework, in areas such as logistics, supply chain management and analytics. By taking these classes, you get a good grasp of the business side of a company too. Sure, you can take these with any other major, but IE and business complement each other perfectly. This also makes an industrial engineering degree an ideal starting point for an MBA specializing in supply chain management, marketing or finance, which complement the technical aspects of IE.

Civil Engineering Documentaries of Mega-Projects of India

Know & Learn more about India's some of Great & Giant Structures...

Created by Akshay Thakur - Civil Engineer & Content Creator

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Students: 941, Price: Free

Students: 941, Price:  Free

Through-out the Series you can Learn the Engineering Aspects of some Great & Giant Indian Structures...

In this course, you are going to collect the General Information and Engineering Aspects (Structural, Construction, Transportation, Hydraulics & Water Resource, Bridge Engineering) of some of the Completed Construction Mega-Structures of India.

So, I Welcome you Inside to the Course to Learn more about India's some of Completed Construction Mega-Project.

  • Statue of Unity - World's Tallest Statue

  • Bandra-Worli Sea Link - India's 1st Cable-Stayed Bridge on Open Seas

  • Golden Quadrilateral - India's Longest Road Project

  • Tehri Dam - India's Tallest Dam

  • Bogibeel Bridge - India's Longest Rail-cum-Road Bridge

Through These Series of Videos, You Get to Know How Civil Engineering & It's Sub-Disciplines Impact the Country Growth

Documentaries are Prepared by, Akshay Thakur

Happy Learning!

Akshay Thakur

Structural Engineering Abaqus Tutorials

The most comprehensive course with 13.5 hours of real life structural examples under various loading conditions

Created by Armin Yousefi Kanani - Engineer

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Students: 884, Price: $89.99

Students: 884, Price:  Paid

Welcome to the Structural Engineering Abaqus Tutorial, the only course you need to learn how to deal with real-life structural engineering examples. This course is specially designed for mechanical, civil engineering students who want to expand their finite element knowledge. This course will teach you the theory behind input parameters as well as modelling and analysing the results.

What you will get in this course:

**This Course is the divided into the 12 sections and in order to get the most advantage of it, we highly recommend you to follow the course in order as the basic terms have been only explained in the initial sections.

Section 1:

An overview of this tutorial.

Section 2:

This section aims to teach you how to analyse various concrete beams under the 3-point bending condition. First, we start modelling the concrete beam only using CDP material property for concrete class B50, then in each video in this section, we try to reinforce the concrete beam with different methods such steel bars and strips, CFRP and metal foam. There are two assignment videos in this section that will help you to test your newly learned skills.

In addition, this section provides you with some background information about the concrete damaged plasticity (CDP), Hashin damage criterial for composite material and metal foam input parameters. It is highly recommended to watch all these videos and make sure that you understand the theory behind input parameters.

Section 3:

This section aims to teach you how to analyse various concrete column under compressive loading. In this section, similar to the previous section, we start modelling concrete only then we reinforce the column using the combination of the CFRP laminate and Steel bars and strips.

Section 4:

This section consisted of two simulations, in the first simulations, we apply load to the concrete column without any reinforcement to have some damage (around 0.05%) on our column then the load will be removed, and CFRP layers will be used in the damaged area to increase the strength of the column and then the load will be applied again.

Section 5:

This section aims to teach you how to model the combination of the concrete beam and column under cyclic loading.

Section 6:

In this section, you will learn how to apply tensile loading on various engineering application. This section consists of four examples: Concrete specimen, Aluminium specimen and single lap bolted joints under tensile loading and adaptive mesh. In addition, you will become familiar with ductile and shear damage theory in this section

Section 7:

In this section, you will learn how to apply impact loading on the concrete plate using the rigid and non-rigid projectile. In addition, you will learn how to import damage criteria for concrete using .inp and keyword section by importing 32 required parameters. This section consists of three examples as follow:  Concrete block under impact loading using rigid projectile (Example-1), Concrete block with two metal sheet reinforcement under impact loading using steel projectile (Example-2), Crushable foam under impact loading using rigid projectile (Example-3)

Section 8:

In this section, you will learn how to consider the thermal behaviour of the material under impact loading and how these properties could affect the results.

Section 9:

In this section, you will learn how to perform a low-velocity impact simulation with fun example by simulating the phone drop from the height of the 5 meters.

Section 10:

In this section, you will learn how to perform repetitive impact loading on the metal beam using Johnson-cook damage model.

Section 11:

In this section, you will learn how to use the XFEM method to study the crack growth in a concrete beam under 3-point and 4 point bending condition using 2D and 3D examples.

Section 12:

This section has some background information about all the damage model used in this course.

I hope you all enjoy these tutorials. Please send me a message if you think anything can improve the quality of this course as I am updating the course regularly.

Many thanks

Armin

**This course is only intended for Serious Students. A lot of efforts have been done to provide a practical understanding of the Software, theory and analysis which is not available anywhere on the internet.

** Abaqus version 6.14.1 is used for this course, therefore in order to open files in the recourses section, you should have this version or any later version. However, you can still use the older version to do this tutorial.

** These course examples are not intended to apply to any particular situation. Students are cautioned to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy and results of their analyses. The author shall not be responsible for the consequences of any errors or mistake that may appear in this course.

** All rights reserved, Any unauthorised broadcasting, public performance, copying or re-recording will constitute an infringement of copyright.

Engineering Mechanics

Basics of Equilibrium

Created by Apurv Vaidya - Structural Engineer

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Students: 669, Price: Free

Students: 669, Price:  Free

This is the basic course on the chapter - Equilibrium.

The contents of this course are:

1) Definition of Equilibrium - In classical mechanics, a particle is in mechanical equilibrium if the net force on that particle is zero.

2) Free Body Diagram - Free-body diagrams are diagrams used to show the relative magnitude and direction of all forces acting upon an object in a given situation.

3) Lami's Theorem - When three forces acting at a point are in equilibrium, then each force is proportional to the sine of the angle between the other two forces.

4) Conditions of Equilibrium - ∑Fx=0, ∑Fy=0, translational equilibrium, ∑M=0, rotational equilibrium. The above three equations should be satisfied for 2D Equilibrium of the body. So in total there are three conditions of equilibrium for two dimensional cases and six conditions of equilibrium for three dimensional cases.

5) Problem on Equilibrium

6) Types of supports - i) Simple support (sliding support and roller support), ii) Hinge support or pin support, iii) Fixed support

7) Types of beams - i) Simply supported beam, ii) Cantilever beam, iii) Fixed beam, iv) Continuous beam, v) Overhanging beam

8) Types of loading - i) Concentrated load or Point load, ii) Uniformly Distributed Load (U. D. L.) or Rectangular Loading, iii) Uniformly Varying Load (U. V. L.) or Triangular Loading.

Fundamentals of Engineering Structural Dynamics with Python

Leverage fundamental structural dynamics to build your own flexible numerical solutions in Python

Created by Dr Seán Carroll - BEng (Hons), MSc, PhD, CEng MIEI, FHEA

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Students: 360, Price: $99.99

Students: 360, Price:  Paid

Welcome to this DegreeTutors course on the Fundamentals of Engineering Structural Dynamics with Python. This course has two simple objectives:

  1. To help you build a solid understanding of structural dynamics

  2. To equip you with practical tools you can deploy to analyse real world dynamic structural behaviour

Structural Dynamics is a topic that often intimidates students and practicing engineers. This can be a big problem because not having a good grounding in dynamics, means you can’t confidently simulate, understand and ultimately design for dynamic behaviour. From bridges, to skyscrapers, as engineers, we need to be confident modelling the impact of dynamic loads on our structures. If you've tended to shy away from dynamics or found it confusing and intimidating, this course is for you.

Each lecture is developed and delivered with the benefit of my experience as a university lecturer in structural engineering. New concepts are developed at a steady pace with material developed through hand-drawn notes and sketches. You're encouraged to engage with each lecture by actively developing their own notes as you progress through the course…no ‘death by PowerPoint’ here! We’ll focus on pinning down the basics before diving into any code.

We’ll make use of Python throughout the course, but more so towards the second half. This is a hands on, learn by doing course - so there are no dry Python-only lectures, if you’re not familiar with Python - no problem, you’re going to learn what you need as we go...the same way most people learn to programme! This isn’t a 'Learn Python' course but you will learn the Python you need, along the way.

Section 1 - Statics versus Dynamics

In section one, we'll get your coding environment set up. We'll be using Jupyter Notebooks in this course. These are a hugely popular development environment used throughout science and engineering. This will allow us to get up and running with Python quickly.

After some initial housekeeping we'll start to discuss the idea of statics versus dynamics and just what makes for a dynamic problem. This will lead us into a brief discussion of inertia. After completing this section you'll know what differentiates a dynamic problem from a static one and when a dynamic analysis is called for.

Section 2 - Free Vibration of Single Degree of Freedom Systems

In this section we’re going to lay a lot of the groundwork and tackle much of the core theory in structural dynamics. We start by exploring lumped mass analysis and introduce the spring-mass-damper model. You can think of the spring-mass-damper model as a fundamental tool used to simulate dynamic behaviour.

We’ll spend the rest of this section examining the characteristics of this model and it’s free vibration behaviour. We’ll cover core concepts along the way such as natural frequency, damping regimes and the logarithmic decrement. We’ll  finish out the section with some numerical worked examples and take our first dive into using Jupyter Notebooks.

Section 3 - Harmonic Excitation

This section it about understanding what happens when we introduce an external dynamic force to the system. In particular we’re going to focus on harmonic excitation. We’ll discuss why harmonic excitation is such a key phenomenon to understand and its broader relevance in dynamic analysis.

We’ll develop our understanding of transient and steady-state behaviour. We’ll then go on to characterise the steady-state behaviour and introduce the ideas of dynamic magnification factor and resonance. We’ll finish out this section with a pretty in-depth worked example that will demonstrate exactly how to practically implement everything you’ve learned in the course so far. Again, we’ll be doing this using Jupyter notebooks so you’ll get more exposure to implementing what you’ve learned in Python.

Section 4 - General Dynamic Loading

At this point we’re going to really focus in on giving you some tools to actually perform practical real-world dynamic analyses. We’ll start of by motivating our study of general dynamic loading with a brief case study discussion of human-induced vibration on the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol. This case study highlights the need to have a more versatile dynamic analysis technique in your toolbox

That technique is the Piecewise Exact numerical solution method. This is a hugely versatile numerical solution technique that will equip you with the ability to go beyond harmonic excitation and simulate the influence of any time-varying force. We’ll develop the concept, then implement an algorithm in a Jupyter Notebook. The power and versatility of studying structural dynamics in a coding environment will be very apparent in this section. We’ll conclude this section by exploring some of the practical considerations when implementing this and any numerical solution technique.

Introduction of Geotechnical Engineering

Geotechnical Engineering

Created by Ganesh R Sawant - Geotechnical Engineering

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Students: 288, Price: Free

Students: 288, Price:  Free

Geotechnical engineering is a complex field; it is a crucial part of construction and design. Without this aspect of construction many of the amazing buildings and structures that you see today would not be standing.

Geotechnical engineering involves the study of rocks and earth, and then taking the findings of those studies and the necessary information to determine if a site is safe to build on and what types of material should be used on the site to maintain a stable and safe worksite and then building.

Due to this geotechnical engineers work closely with architects and construction professionals on a regular basis.

Geotechnical engineers can be employed by the following types of organizations:

• Colleges and universities

• Construction contractors

• Electrical utility companies

• Engineering consulting firms

• Mining companies

• Municipal, regional and federal governments

• Oil and gas exploration, production and transportation companies

• Petroleum services companies

• Public and private research organizations

• Real estate development companies.

Geotechnical engineers spend most of their time working in comfortable office settings. They occasionally visit operation sites, and are sometimes exposed to potentially hazardous conditions and inclement weather. Extended visits do occur and on occasion, relocation may be required.

You'll be expected to have a working knowledge of a number of engineering fields - including ocean engineering, structural engineering, petroleum engineering and material science.

Civil & Structural Engineers and EPC of Process Plants

An insight into fields of specialization for civil & Strl engineers

Created by Chandrasekaran Tanjore Naganath - Chemical Engineer

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Students: 275, Price: Free

Students: 275, Price:  Free

Civil & Structural Engineer’s role in Process Plant Engineering involves design and engineering of all RCC and steel structures for process / control / Clean Room buildings with HVAC, foundations for static and moving machineries, pipe and cable racks, access platforms and other facilities like silos, roads, UG and OH tanks, drainage, ETP and other facilities. This course guides the civil & structural engineers as to what theoretical  knowledge and software skills required to carryout EPC of chemical plants & systems..  There are a number of fields in which the C&S engineers can specialize as each field requires special knowledge and software skills

He or She also carries out project execution , supervision of construction of the above facilities for Plants and systems in oil and gas, chemical, petrochemical, Pharmaceutical , Cement, Fertilizer and other process industries so as to comply with the latest National and International codes and standards and in line with safety, environmental and other regulations.

Civil & Structural Engineer compliments and works interactively with Engineers from other disciplines like Process, Mechanical, Electrical , Instrumentation, and Safety using the latest software & management skills to conceptualize, design, engineer for construction the above mentioned facilities.

A large number of software are available in the above field for specialization and depending upon the interest of the  engineer, he or she can  have special training to meet the requirement of the EPC companies engaged in the construction of process plants

Structural Engineering

Get all Fundamentals knowledge about the Structural Engineering, Load, Forces, Column, Beam, Slab, Footing, SF, BM etc

Created by Mayank panchal - Educationalist

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Students: 178, Price: $19.99

Students: 178, Price:  Paid

IN this course user learn full about the Basic Fundamentals of Structural Engineering

Students will be able to

  • Get knowledge on diff types of Forces and loads are acting on structure.

  • Lean about the Column, footing, types of beam and types of slab.

  • Theory of Stress, strain and their relationship

  • Theory and examples of young's modulus or Modulus of Elasticity

  • Gain knowledge on Shear force and Bending moment diagram

  • Understand the concept of types of loading and support reactions.

  • Find the calculations of reactions of diff types beam.

Concrete MiX Design Using IS 10262-2019

A Master Course in Concrete Mix design Using IS 10262-2019 Code & Gateway for Civil Engineers in Concrete Technology

Created by AKSHAY K - Civil Engineer l Structural Engineer l Academician

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Students: 157, Price: Free

Students: 157, Price:  Free

This Course Explains about Concrete Mix Design using IS 10262-2019

Understand the concept of Mix -Design

Understand What is Nominal & Design Mixes

Understand the Complete  Procedure of Concrete Mix Design & Master It

Concrete Mix Proportioning

  1. Concept of Mix Design with admixtures

  2. variables in proportioning and Exposure conditions,

  3. Selection criteria of ingredients used for mix design,

  4. Procedure of mix proportioning. Numerical Examples of Mix Proportioning using IS-10262:2019.

Concrete is a construction material composed of cement, fine aggregates (sand) and coarse aggregates mixed with water which hardens with time. Portland cement is the commonly used type of cement for production of concrete. Concrete technology deals with study of properties of concrete and its practical applications.

In a building construction, concrete is used for the construction of foundations, columns, beams, slabs and other load bearing elements.

There are different types of binding material is used other than cement such as lime for lime concrete and bitumen for asphalt concrete which is used for road construction.

Components of concrete are cement, sand, aggregates and water. Mixture of Portland cement and water is called as paste. So, concrete can be called as a mixture of paste, sand and aggregates. Sometimes rocks are used instead of aggregates.

The cement paste coats the surface of the fine and coarse aggregates when mixed thoroughly and binds them. Soon after mixing the components, hydration reaction starts which provides strength and a rock solid concrete is obtained.

CSI ETABS – The Structural Engineering Specialization

Concepts of Concrete Buildings using CSI ETABS

Created by Juan Carlos Orozco Montoya - Ingeniero Civil

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Students: 142, Price: $89.99

Students: 142, Price:  Paid

The objective of the course is to provide the participant with the basic and advanced tools of the modeling program, not only will a Design of the structural elements of the building be reached, the building will also be analyzed based on the detailed plans, using the tool most powerful in the market in the development of structural projects software CSI ETABS Ultimate 16.2.0.

In this project the structural calculation of a real 6-level building for housing use will be carried out, with the incorporation of the ladder in the model, comparison of results will be made between a modeled system with embedment in the base (EMP), and a modeling system with soil structure interaction (ISE), in addition the foundations of the building will be calculated with the SAFE 2016 software, and the latter will be compared with the calculation of the foundations in the CSI ETABS Ultimate 16.2.0 software.

The internal spreadsheets of the CSI ETABS Ultimate 16.2.0 software will be explained in detail. Depending on the ACI 318-14 standard. The detailed structural elements (columns, beams and footings) will be reached in the AUTOCAD software. It will also be formulated as preparing a calculation report.

ETABS Level 1/2 – for Structural Engineering

ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF ADVANCED BUILDINGS

Created by AulaGEO Academy - Specialists in GIS - BIM - LAND and Smart process training

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Students: 110, Price: $89.99

Students: 110, Price:  Paid

The objective of the course is to provide the participant with the basic and advanced tools of the modeling program, not only will a Design of the structural elements of the building be reached, the building will also be analyzed based on the detailed plans, using the tool most powerful in the market in the development of structural projects software CSI ETABS Ultimate

In this project the structural calculation of an 8-level building for housing use will be carried out, with the incorporation of the ladder in the model, elevator, and cutting walls that is the main focus of this course.

The internal spreadsheets of the CSI ETABS Ultimate software will be explained in detail. Depending on the ACI 318-14 standard. The detailed structural elements (Cutting Walls) in the AUTOCAD software will be reached.

The course is in English and contains subtitles in the following languages, German, Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Danish, French, Greek, Dutch, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Polish, Persian, Russian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish and Vietnamese.

ETABS Level 2/2 – for Structural Engineering

Analysis and design of earthquake resistant buildings - with the CSI ETABS software

Created by AulaGEO Academy - Specialists in GIS - BIM - LAND and Smart process training

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Students: 95, Price: $89.99

Students: 95, Price:  Paid

The objective of the course is to provide to the student with the basic and advanced tools of the program for the modeling, the design of the structural elements of the building will be covered, and the building will be analyzed according to the detailed plans, using the powerful tool of the market in the development of structural projects software CSI ETABS

In this project, you will learn the structural calculation of a real building of 8 levels for housing type use, the incorporation of the staircase in the model and elevator, comparison of results (Cut Walls) between a modeled system with embedment in the base (EMP), and a modeled system with soil structure interaction (ISE), jointly with the soil structure interaction will calculate the foundation slab of the building with the CSI ETABS software

In addition, the detailing of the structural elements (Foundation Walls and Foundation Slabs) will be definedin the AUTOCAD software.

The course is in English and contains subtitles in the following languages, German, Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Danish, French, Greek, Dutch, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Polish, Persian, Russian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish and Vietnamese.

Design Wind Load Calculations on a Medium-Height Building

Full Design Wind Load Calculations for a Medium-Height Office Building as per Australian / New Zealand Standard-AS1170.2

Created by Structural Engineering Design Centre (SEDC) - Structural Engineering

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Students: 43, Price: $34.99

Students: 43, Price:  Paid

In this course, I will explain the full and detailed process of calculating the wind pressure and base bending moment for a medium height building.

The Assessment of Wind Loads for the Design of Structures is based on Australia/New Zealand standard AS1170.2 however the general concept remains the same for every other code. AS1170 has a very detailed and comprehensive process for calculating wind pressures.

I often see people get confused with so many paraments and regulations of the code and so I have decided to prepare this course to provide a clear roadmap for anyone who wants to learn the process step by step.

My general approach in this course is to explain some basic and general concepts of wind load on structures and then I will explain how to calculate these wind parameters and where in the code I am getting these values from in a real-life example. These parameters include

- regional wind speed for different areas of the country,

-Terrain/height multiplier and explaining the definition of different train categories,

- defining Importance level of the building and return period of the wind considering the occupancy and use of the building

- wind direction multiplier,

- Hill-shape multiplier,

- Shielding multiplier

- Site wind speed

- Design wind speed

- Aerodynamic shape factor for different surfaces or parts of the building.

Calculating aerodynamic shape factor requires calculating the external and internal pressure coefficients, area reduction factor, local pressure factor and reduction factor due to parapet, action combination factor, and dynamic response factor for windward wall, Leeward wall, side walls, roof structure, and cladding surfaces of the walls and roof with respect to the two perpendicular directions of the wind.

- Net wind pressure for the two perpendicular directions of the wind.

- Base moment resulting from the wind pressures for the two perpendicular directions of the wind.

- Net wind pressure on claddings which includes wall and roof elements for the two perpendicular directions of the wind.

By the end of this course, you will learn about the fundamental and detailed process of calculating the wind pressure and base moment for structural members and claddings of a medium height building.

My goal is to add value to my students by conveying my professional/practical experience as well as explaining the theoretical concept behind the design, so please do not hesitate to ask if you ask any questions through the message box here or any other social media links which are provided in our page.

Also, you will have lifetime access to the course content which means you will receive all future updates and additions free of charge